Some of the major health issues facing the people of the modern world having a more or less sedentary lifestyle are buildup of gases, fluid retention and bloating. Most common cause of these are dietary issues. Also indigestion is another cause which happens due to high sodium intake and retention of water by the body.
High sodium intake makes us drink more and more water in order to keep our body rehydrated and hence water gets stored in our bodies, which eventually leads to the bloating of the body. This causes increase in weight, health issues and other problems.
The only way to get rid of this problem is to eat food with high water content so that extra sodium gets washed away and this also helps in the detoxification of the digestive system. And here are 5 such recipes of foods that help in getting rid of this bloating and gases.
1 Warm Lemon water
Lemon is an ingredient that works like magic in removing gases from the stomach. Lemon is acidic in nature and it stimulates the hydrochloric acid production in our stomach, which in turn helps in breaking the food faster. This makes the digestion optimised and reduces bloating and also formation of gases.
Lemon is also an excellent detoxifying agent for your body, thanks to the abundance of Vitamin C in it. So when you wake up in the morning, the very first thing you should do is, mix 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice in one cup of lukewarm water and drink it before having your breakfast or even brushing your teeth.
2 Drink Camomile Tea
Chamomile is known as the ingredient which is capable of doing anything because of its usefulness. It is extremely soothing and antispasmodic and is highly capable in uplifting the saddest of moods. It is also an excellent solution which can help you get rid of the gas buildup in your stomach.
Just boil a cup of water, add a bag of chamomile tea and if you like, add some honey or lemon. Just drink the tea sip by sip and be rest assured, chamomile will work its magic and get rid of the gas and bring ultimate relief to you.
3 Peppermint Tea
Another great ingredient for soothing a bloated and gaseous tummy is peppermint. Peppermint essential oils contain something called menthol, which soothes the digestive tract. Peppermint also relieves the whole stomach of any kind of stress which may be acting as contributing factors in formation of gases and making you feel all bloated up.
All you have to do is drink some peppermint tea. Though it might seem like you are just sipping some boiled water with peppermint flavor, but the menthol in the tea really helps in getting rid of the gases and also water retention in the stomach.
Not to say, it also relaxes your brain.
4 Ginger as a tummy tamer
One of the most ancient and effective methods to get relief from gases is eating ginger in any form. It can be with your food or you can drink it in tea.
Not only it helps with gas build up in stomach, it also improves digestion after a heavy meal. Two chemicals present in ginger by the name of gingerols and shgaols relax the intestinal tract and comforts any inflammation, while the ginger root in its entirety acts as a carminative, preventing the formation of excess gas, or helps in expelling it.
Best way to consume ginger is to drink ginger tea. Just boil some water and dip one bag of ginger tea. Add some lemon and drink it sip by sip.
5 The Rawvana juice
Rawvana is a juice that is made up of different ingredients that have properties that aid in easing up the bloating issues and water retention.
The ingredients used in the making of this juice are cucumber, watermelon, celery and lemon. Just cut the cubes of these ingredients and run them in a juicer. The resultant juice helps in detoxifying the digestive system and the whole body. One should also engage in some physical exercise along with drinking this healthy juice to get rid of the gases and bloating issues.
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